On Thursday, October 30, the City of Oakland will present analysis and recommendations for how an electric streetcar on tracks or an enhanced bus service might better serve the growing number of downtown workers and visitors, while attracting future private investment along Broadway, downtown Oakland’s central spine. The open house will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Hearing Room 3 at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating missing person Mr. Michael Kilroy.
Mr. Kilroy is a male Caucasian, 55 years old, 5’3”, 150 pounds, gray hair, and blue eyes. more »
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that seven Oakland, California companies were selected for the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. more »
With the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake serving as a reminder to all of us to prepare for earthquakes, the City of Oakland hosted a community preparedness event on Friday, October 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event reflected on the tragic 1989 quake and honored those who lost their lives and the many heroes who risked their lives to aid others. The fair was held at the Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, near the site where 42 people lost their lives when the freeway collapsed. more »
Get ready to be enlightened, illuminated and thrilled. Mark your calendars and get your tickets! The 2014 Autumn Lights Festival this Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th will make the Gardens at Lake Merritt shine, sparkle and shimmer. Electric fireflies, glowing waterfalls, a forest of astro-botanicals, sound installations, live fire dancers and video projections will more »
Youth between the ages of 16-24 from across Alameda County will begin to offer one-on-one computer assistance through May 2015 in six branches of the Oakland Public Library. Thanks to the Ready, Set, Connect! program, a partnership between Community Technology Network and the Oakland Public Library, youth are enrolled in a professional job skill development program for eight months that provides them with practical work experience while preparing them for a job in the tech industry. more »
The City of Oakland has released a Request for Proposals to sell a City-owned parcel in downtown Oakland to a qualified development team to design and develop a mixed-used project. Bordered by Telegraph Avenue, 19th Street and William Street, the property, located at 1911 Telegraph, is in the center of the thriving Uptown Arts and Entertainment district. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, December 1, and a pre-submittal meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. more »
Oakland, CA – Today, the Oakland Police Department held a media availability requesting assistance from the community regarding a homicide that occurred 5 years ago.
Homicide victim Phat Vinh Le, 20, was murdered on October 10, 2009 as he was returning home from work. more »
California Reads is an initiative that invites all Californians to share in reading and discussion programs across the state. This year’s theme is the veteran experience, with the goal of promoting greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities. Oakland Public Library is one of 43 libraries selected throughout California to participate in the California Reads program, and will promote a statewide read of Karl Marlantes’ book What It Is Like to Go to War and to participate in a number of programs during the months of October and November. More details are available here: www.oaklandlibrary.org/warcomeshome. more »